Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

tarantula hawk
Although tarantula hawks utilize immobilized tarantulas as a first meal for their offspring, pollen from flowers is also an important food.

NPS Photo by Sally King

In the world there is no group of animals more diverse than insects and the same is true at Bandelier. From the beauty of a gossamer- winged butterfly to a hairy multi-legged tarantula or a sleek orange-winged tarantula hawk, insects are abundant in the park.

Identify Bandelier Insects and Spiders
Carrion Beetles and mites

 
insect diversity
Bandelier is home to an incredible diversity of insects and spiders.

Photos by Sally King

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone:

(505) 672-3861 x517
Visitor Center front desk

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